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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- we say good morning, washington. i'm alison starling. >> i am cynne simpson. here is adam caskey. we have a few light sprinkles far off to the west. winchester, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling.
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a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops.
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rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if we do not do it, when do we stop backing down? when do we stop giving into is lam? >> this could mean trouble for u.s. troops abroad. >> just a rumor that this event could take place. >> members of the administration are joining other is to warn the impact this could have. >> this disrespectful disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> an act like this hurts all religions because of bearing false witness against your
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neighbors is against the koran, the bible, the gospels, and this is why we are here. we have to be here. >> tensions continued to grow. legal experts say this could be protected speech under the fourth amendment. so the supreme court struck down laws in more than 40 states. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the end of ramadan is usually a festive occasion, but septemberso close to to tempe 11 that a lot of muslims are concerned. >> we're keeping a low prideful and not to attract undue attention as. >> leaders fear their festivities could be misconstrued. one local community center is expecting 15,000 people on
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friday for prayers'. the usual festivities have all been canceled. president obama will mark the anniversary at the pentagon. joe biden will be at ground zero in new york city. michelle obama and laura bush pennsylvaniato chang still shanksville. companies can write off equipment. in research tax credit would be extended. the president favors keeping tax cut for couples making under $250,000 a year. he is willing for people making more have their tax cuts expire. police are searching for the gunman who shot a man.
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this happened at 9:00 p.m. on central avenue. the man was taken to the hospital. there is no word on his condition or on what led up to that shooting. there have been five violent robberies in less than two weeks. police say that two or more people attacked or robbed a student or a group of students. we talked to a student who was robbed on monday night. he did not want to show his face on camera. >> he came up to me and said give me all your money. he said to not look at them or they would kill me. i tried to not do anything stupid. >> we have learned there were two arrests in connection with the first incident. a man arrested in connection with a drunk driving crash has been indicted. authorities say carlos martinelly-montano crossed a
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median on bristow road in manassas last month and hit a car carrying three nuns. sister jeanette marie mosier was killed. he was in the process of being deported at the time. the dmv is changing the paperwork that immigrants can use to prove they are legal u.s. residents. still ahead, six days and counting. the race for mayor. >> a developing story. a bomb threat on board an international flight. we will have the latest details. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes.
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5:09 on this wednesday morning. we do have a few light showers outside. it has been a couple of weeks. we do need the rain. most of this is light. when shower in winchester. they are pushing off to the east. consider yourself lucky this morning, winchester.
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there is a light shower north of harrisonburg, and we will take every drop we can get. we need the moisture. 76 at reagan national. leesburg, 73. becoming mostly sunny despite a few showers early this morning. mostly showers and breezy because of a cold front moving in. it will be a warm day today with highs near 90 degrees. the humidity will be dropping and tomorrow will be a fantastic day. upper 70's by friday. beautiful ride on 66, 95, even 395. let's go together on a journey, leaving the beltway to get us beyond the pentagon and beyond the 14th street bridge. traffic is moving at speed. no disruptions on the hov lane.
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we will hold your hand over to the american legion bridge. a quiet ride on 270. do not forget about your next chance to win a trip to new york. watch "regis and kelly " and then log onto tbd.com and typing the key word. you can see complete details and rules on our website, tbd.com. i do not know if you have seen the video of kelly practicing. she is wearing high heels. >> love it. so many of us where our high heels all day. they will put that to the test. 73 degrees outside.
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>> coming up, taking on apple. google deaths set to debut a rival internet tv. >> election day is looming. things are starting to get physical. what the candidates are asking from their supporters. >> an emergency landing in los angeles.
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in our top stories, hillary clinton has joined a growing chorus of people condemning a florida churches plan to burn copies of the koran on september 11. leaders are also opposing that move. the pastor said it is in
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response to a proposed muslim center near ground zero. there were two more muggings at the university of maryland campus in college park. a plane made an emergency landing in los angeles after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom mirror. investigators conducted a thorough search and found no explosives or evidence to suggest a credible threat ever existed. we turn to the district race for mayor. six days left. both candidates are calling for calm from their supporters. pamela brown has more. good morning. >> we're just six days to go until election day. vincent gray is beefing up his campaign tactics. he is trying to woo voters to come over to his side this year.
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he has launched a new website. it highlights a youtube video with people who have switched camps, such as a former fenty chief of staff. people have become disillusioned. things are really heating up. supporters have gone into verbal and physical confrontations outside some of the early voting precinct. both candidates have called on their supporters to calm down. >> thank you. people should ignore the polls. >> anytime people in elections interrupts campaigning of other candidates, i think it absolutely makes the candidates look bad. >> one of the top advisors says
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at this point, it appears fenty is leading based on early voting turnout. he says he is confident that vincent gray will be able to bring it home. this is one of several early voting sites that is open until saturday. election day is on september 14. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a judge is now betting a misleading flyer that has been circulating. the sheriff's department can take it from anyone handing it out. it is backing people that they are opposing. the flyers have been mailed to some residents. the chicago mayor said he will not one for another term. could a top white house official be gunning for that job? richard daley said he will not run for a seventh term next
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year. he has been running chicago for 23 years. this leaves the door open for rahm emanuel to run for that office. a closer look at apple's entry into social networking. rob nelson has more. google unveils more details about its move to the television. ppsgled tv will support asp like most smart phones. it launches in the fall. apple launched its first attempt at social media last week. apple said that will be making improvements. but right now, some are not impressed. >> i found a lot of problems out of the gate. they have the music part down pat. but the social aspect is lacking.
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>> one of the biggest problems is that you cannot import your friends from facebook. those are your tech bytes. i am vinita nair. 74 degrees. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. not bad today. the humidity will be dropping. kind of a transitional day. we have some rain the >> and we .eed >> and we needed. >> we will take any drops we can squeeze out. notice the moderate showers just south of winchester. crossing over 81 as we speak in frederick county, virginia. moving towards warren county. front royal is seeing some enhancement there.
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indicatesd orange i more moderate rain. we will take every sure we can get. it is mild. winchester, 78 degrees at this time. reagan national is at 75. normally it is the hottest temperatures in the morning. we are warmer out west. seven night in culpeper. camp springs, 73. it is going to be breezy today. a cold front is pushing through the region today. the showers will quickly clear on out and we will have sunshine today. it will be breezy behind this cold front. some gusts may be up to 30 miles per hour. the real hot air will slowly be
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pushed eastward and we will have cooler conditions over the next several days. near 90 today. less humid tomorrow, near 80 degrees. upper 70's in spots. now we look at the traffic. we will call today wacky traffic wednesday. >> do not do that. dole in the direction you're supposed to because we have no disruptions. 95 is in good shape. nothing on 66. quickly we jump to the camera of traffic on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. beautiful. very good. thank you. he is on his white and then he is needed here to win. the albert haynesworth saga gets
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nadal did not say to the station until 11:00 p.m. last night. if he was sleepy, it did not show on the court. he did not succeed at his invitation of the between the leg shot. he won his match to move up. earlier, venus williams advance to the semifinals. >> now here is tim brant. >> it is dallas week. the redskins play the cowboys sunday night. rumors are rampant about albert haynesworth. bruce allen said nothing has changed with haynesworth. jeff fischer was careful in
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speaking about haynesworth last night. >> if they are willing to look into dealing him, of course we will look into that. he tried to sink your teeth into what is true and what is not. >> the nationals and mats last night. pitcher dillon gee singles. it would be a tough night. gee beat the nationals 4-1. have a great day. >> you, too. 72 degrees outside. the news continues. >> in our next half-hour, a nearly yearlong fight over holiday decorations on a county court house is almost over. we will have a live report. >> most americans are not happy with the economy.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. straight ahead, under pressure. more calls for a florida pastor to abandon a plan to set fire to its islam;''s holy book. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we have a first check on the
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forecast. >> it will be a breezy day today. near 90 this afternoon. we will have spectacular whether for the rest of the week. we could use some showers. spectacular would mean a rainy day. i fit into that category. we have a few light showers moving through the shenandoah valley into the blue ridge at this time. stretching from charleston down to harrisonburg. i did not anticipate these to hold together the very much. otherwise, sunny and breezy, near 90. humidity will be dropping behind this front. sunshine tomorrow and upper 70's on friday. that is september. >> september traffic always seems to keep up, especially with everybody back to school. it will take a couple of weeks for a new pattern to start to
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develop. we have traffic on normal times. greenway, toll road, 66, 270. traffic out of frederick, southbound here at 109, that is a normal pattern. traffic live in virginia. headlights on northbound to get up to springfield. metro rail, first trains out on normal service. >> thank you. president obama rolls out his latest plan for the economy. >> the white house is working to reverse popularity problems. it hopes new spending will do the trick. emily schmidt is live in northwest with the latest. >> good morning. officials are saying the message we're going to hear will be the president's basic economic message until november. he is trying to convince voters
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that we are on the right track. the present will deliver his message today in cleveland. it's no coincidence it's the same city where house republican leader john boehner described his plan and called on the president to fire his economic team. the president will have $200 billion in tax incentives to allow businesses to write off their plants and equipment. any changes would likely to be before the november election. 90% said the economy is in bad shape. many believed president has made it worse. president obama is expected to support keeping bush tax cuts in place for couples earning less than $250,000 a year. those cuts would expire for wealthier americans at the end of the year. emily schmidt, abc 7 news.
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>> thank you. more leaders coming forward to condemn plans by florida church to burn copies of the koran on september 11. hillary clinton said during the holy book would be disgraceful. religious leaders say doing so would hurt all religions. >> bearing false witness against your neighbors is against the koran, the bible, the gospels, and this is why we are here. >> the question we have is, if we do not do it, when do we stop backing down? when do we stop giving in to islam? >> thank you. the burning was planned in response to building a mosque near ground zero. the facility will include prayer spaces from people from
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many faiths. the attention surrounding the project shows the degree people care about american values under debate. we have a developing story from northeast d.c. or a barricade situation has now ended. it started about 9:00 p.m. on 56 the street. police say a man was taken to the hospital and no one else was injured. a bethesda man has now turned himself in. he surrendered to pennsylvania state police yesterday afternoon. newschopper 7 was over the complex where police say he fired a high-powered rifle at a woman. nearby schools or on alert. police are stepping up patrols in college park after
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five violent robberies. police say two or more people attacked and robbed a student or a group of students. there were two arrests in conjunction with the first incident. a man has been indicted on a murder charge. 23-year-old carlos martinelly- montano crossed a median in manassas and hit a car carrying three nuns. sister jeanette marie mosier was killed. montano was in the process of being deported at the time of the crash. a battle could be coming to an end. the fight centers on christmas decorations at the county courthouse. courtney robinson will bring us up to speed on this. good morning. >> this morning, we're going to hear the board of supervisors decide whether they will allow
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religious holiday displays here on the courthouse lawn. it is a long-running leesburg tradition. a commission denied a request to put up a christmas tree on courthouse grounds. the board ended up overturning that ban, allowing for the displaced and set up to 10 groups can put this place up on a first-come first-served basis to make sure things don't get out of hand. we heard from about 50 people who were upset, some saying they want to have these religious displays. others say this is an issue of church and state. the town council supports the display. county leaders will decide what goes on county-run properties. we'll hear from them again at
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11:00 a.m. and we will keep you posted on what they decide. >> thank you. we will check back indiana with you in a little bit. keeping your littlest passengers save. 7 is on your side with the latest car booster seat test results. there was some strange sights on the streets of chinatown went lady gaga came to to
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hello. >> i am here along with our principal and we want to say -- >> good morning, washington! back to school again today. harry figgie your homework done this morning. we do have a few showers -- harry and get your homework done. we have some showers in the blue ridge and on towards harrisonburg. we know that clouds can look like shapes. take a look at this. it looks like a horse's head from harrisonburg up to luray. kind of cool. we have a few light showers but
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they are dissipating. today will be a sunny and pleasant day. it is in the mid to upper 70's are ready. 75 at reagan national. a lot of sunshine and becoming breezy because of a cold front pushing through. near 80's tomorrow. sunshine on thursday into the early part of the weekend. the next chance for showers looks like sunday. we could use the moisture. we will take every drop we can get. that is it for the weather. >> it is so cool you proceed a horse's head in that radar. imagine his son looking at clouds. route 4, route 5, 228, nothing to worry about on 50. just some lingering row work on southbound 98 should be gone by the time you get there.
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all clear on randolph road between n. we have a heavier volume of traffic spotted add 109. 66, 95, just the growing volume in the usual spots. >> thank you. 72 degrees outside. latest honor has local ties. >> ranking booster seat safety. we have the latest test results. >> what caused the massive blaze in colorado?
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welcome back. checking our top stories on this wednesday, president obama heads to ohio to unveil a new plan to jump-start the ailing economy. businesses will be able to write off new plants and equipment.
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the president favors featuring keeping the bush tax credit for couples making under to wonder $50,000. most of the people who spoke at a public hearing urged the board to allow religious displays. a wildfire in colorado is still burning out of control. roughly 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed. the fire has more than doubled in size. the fire started when a car ran into a propane tank. 7 is on your side with a safety warning. the latest test results for car booster seats have been released. there are more highly rated seats than ever before. there are some important information every parent should
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know. alviar reports.rk report >> parent need to chat. >> an improperly fitted booster seat could lead to injury or death. the safety belt fit of 72 different booster seats was tested. >> we assess how well they fit with lap and shoulder belts. >> 21 booster seats were rated best bet. one of the best bets is the harmony secure comfort deluxe. >> the lap belt slides across the belt, not here on the stomach. belt acrossep the the shoulder. the main problem is the lap belt is too high on the stomach.
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the shoulder belt could be too close to the neck. >> if you're booster seat is not recommended, it is recommended you test it out to make sure it is safe to use. the department of motor vehicles is dealing with another glitch. people who have their father taken on august 25 are going to have to return and have the photo taken again. photos taken that day cannot be recovered. the dmv is sending letters to up against asking them to return for the new picture. d.c. highways are said to be among the worst. d.c. is near the bottom of a list. maryland also ranks poorly for congest gen. local fans of lady gaga are
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winding down after a big night. the pop star performed last night at the verizon center. we caught up with a lot of fans wearing unusual outfits. lady gaga recently appeared on the cover of "vogue" wearing a bikini made of raw meat. >> i have been teased all through school. >> no real moral judgment one way or another. >> i love how she dedicated she is to the arts. >> lady gaga spoke in favor of gays in the military and said, "i'm not going to stand around in a broad and not stand for something." that is lady gaga out for you. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. did i hear you mention the possibility of some rain? >> i have that lady gaga out
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song stock in my head. >> that is nothing new. we're looking to hear adam sing every morning. alejandro ♪do h we will take every drop we can get. this cold front is moving through this morning. noticed light showers from the potomac river around point of rocks and through loudoun county on towards front royal and down into a harrisonburg. that is where we have a light line of broken showers pushing off to the east. it will continue to fall apart and not bring much of the needed moisture. but we will take every ounce we can get. we have another chance of showers on sunday. 72 at dulles.
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72 in culpeper -- 75 in culpeper, along with winchester. we have this cold front bring us light rain this morning. it will be a sunny day today but breezy because of the cold front. cooler air moves in with gusts up to 30 miles per hour later this afternoon. still warm. upper 80's to near 90 degrees and becoming less humid. behind this front, it will be a fantastic day to end the work week. upper 70's to near 80 degrees. we have a chance of a few showers on sunday. we could use a rainy day. that is it for the weather. >> i am hearing about a stalled car to go on to georgia avenue.
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the debate is whether it is the first or second exit ramp. we will let you know. let's go live to a couple of pictures. we go out to the beltway. this is 270 at shady grove road. closest to us is southbound traffic. next we go to washington boulevard. the pace is even and steady even though we have a heavier volume on 395. >> thank you. first lady michelle obama brought some rhythm to the white house last night. take a look. ♪ the event was part of the arts education center. students attended a dance workshop and were treated to tributes to judith jamison. there were saying there were affleck's more than -- there
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were saying there were more athletes than dancers. >> that the lead. that is what "dancing with the stars" has revealed. au pair has a new honor. she will be recognized as a kennedy center honorees. she has been nominated for a golden globe. paul mccartney, bill jones, and merle haggard have also been recognized. final heading into oprah's season. nice to get some recognition. >> there will not be anything left that au pair has not won. has earned it all. outside, we have 72 degrees. >> you're watching "good mornin droiiiid.
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a new store it is sparking a big battle in manassas. >> resident had a chance to speak out about it last night. this will be on battle street. it will sell adult dvd's and more. some say it has no business being in manassas. the team that owns the store disagree. >> i cannot believe they allow
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that. this is a family-oriented, historic town of kikwit is sad that people are saying that. >> the owners say the store will be open to people over 18 years old. there are two similar stores already opened in downtown manassas. there was a similar controversy in alexandria. >> this one is located next to an ice cream shop. there is a lot more still to come in our next hour of "good morning washington." prices for coffee have jumped. we will find out why. >> the call ron controversy continues. find o
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8 muslim backlash. a group of leaders issued a call for respect. >> it is scary. >> more violence in college park. not a victim is speaking out. >> a christmas fight can be coming to an end. "good morning washington" continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. morning washington," on your side.